Hmmm, Security vs BOFH/PFY
I really *really* wouldn't want to be in the way on that one. Just somewhere with a damn good view.
"You HAD to push the button, didn't you?" the PFY snaps angrily at the Boss in the dark of the elevator. "I only just TOUCHED it!" the Boss snivels. "It's not like I actually PRESSED it!" "Now, now," I say. "No use crying over fried control panels. We need to take a look at how bad it is before we start getting upset. And …
I must admit that whenever I read BOFH I always try to picture the scene as in a movie, with well known actors taking the roles. In this case...
BOSS - Kelsey Gammer
BOFH - Ricky Gervais
PFY - ?? - open to suggestions
Rescuer - Bruce Willis
Paris - as herself, somewhere.
Nice to see a bit of Boss and BOFH mutual partnership going on here - Clearly a Pointy-head who knows enough to keep on the right side of the digital rogues by signing things without question, and not intervining in the face of impending doom.
here's hoping for a few more episodes with this boss, before the status-quo returnes.
> and who came up with the word movie - any Americans among us?
Texan here, close enough I hope...
My understanding was that the early movies were played in theaters that previously displayed slide shows, which were quite popular during the 19th century. Anyway, those venues had screens and power suitable for the projectors, and as the images moved...
Sylvester Stallone (because he's good at making things blow up?)
Wesley Snipes (because he's crazy, and, besides, equal rights and such)
Now y'all will have got me thinking about this all afternoon (instead of working!).
P.S. Mine's the one with the star on the back (since I have been an extra in some successful movies!)
"here's hoping for a few more episodes with this boss, before the status-quo returnes." .... By David Austin Posted Friday 11th April 2008 13:14 GMT
I think you'll find IT is replacing it ... with something Beta. After all, papering over the cracks, still leaves all the old hacks in place and who would accept that as Progress whenever it is they who are the Problem.
"If the pinch atays in the story we need scematics" ... By Anonymous Coward Posted Friday 11th April 2008 13:07 GMT .......is on the right track for Crashing Foxy Poxy Proxy Systems.
BOFH - Eugene Levy (everyone would think he was the nice guy >_< )
Boss - William Shatner (a natural for the latest boss incarnation - you cant kill the shat)
PFY - Pat McKenna (of Red Green fame would play the geeky youth down pat)
Rescuer - Pamela Anderson only because Paris couldn't carry a tune, forget about any rescue gear
Mines the one with the little Maple Leaf on the pocket flap.....
If Ricky is BOFH then MacKenzie Crook just has to be PFY. Boss has to be Rowan Atkinson.
Remember this is set in the UK.
Those guys would fit just perfectly. I think our Mr Simon T should seriously think about maybe throwing this up for possible future tv use. It'd be "to die for".
BOFH - John Malkovich
PFY - Crispin Glover
The Boss - Tom Arnold
Paris - Ru Paul
Rescuer - Dennis Leary
Head of IT - Eddie Izzard
Head Beancounter - Frank Oz (doesn't he always play those kind of rolls?), Lewis Black or Simon Cowell
Ceo - Special cameo appearance Simon Travaglia
Another great one. Good to see follow up from one episode to the next.
Now that you've said Ricky Gervais I can't see anyone but him! The sarcasm, the sharp edge to the voice... Simon Pegg could do it and he is a better actor by far but I think Ricky would have the edge.
PFY? It depends on if this is a re imagining etc. There is a long history here to try to bring to the screen so the actor could depend upon if we're looking at the young lad who arrived all those years ago or the bloke in his late twenties (or older) that the PFY must be by now.
Boss, same as above. The current boss seems to know which side his bread is buttered on and has stayed out of jail, the looney bin or the morgue by simply not getting in the way and showing a constructive interest rather than the intrusive interest others have.
As for doing a movie, do a movies initially, but the TV series format is a better option for this kind of story line. Select your best and most historic episodes, pump them into a movie format, then go the TV serial. Your writing format suits the TV serial mode (like the old Doctor Who) but if you add the week to week connection between episodes ( like you have done with this latest contribution) you would have a recipe for a wickedly funny weekly serial.
Anyway, well done, I still have the image of the PFY heading for security central with the pinch in hand....
Spot Weld, as in spots (dabs of) weld, as opposed to a continuous bead. Can be made with your common-or-garden MIG welder...
Mine's the anorak and leather welding apron...
P.s. Rowan Atkinson as the boss...brilliant. Rupert Grinch for PFY? (with a wig, natch, the PFY has enough problems without being ginger!)
Simon does keep outdoing himself on these.
After the week I've had I entertained visions of myself dragging in a roll of carpet and bag of lime to deal with the users and Management, (Management ppffttt, they couldn't manage a piss up in a brewery) I thought about using the Pinch but, considering the state of "pissed off" I'm in I'd just rip the internals out and fill it with brick so i could just swing at the head of the next manager grinning stupidly at me
Hugh Laurie would definitely have to be the BOFH he plays the BDFH so well, too well in fact.
Skull 'cause that's what I'm going to crack of the next person that hands me a job that was due last week and only just remembered to hand it over to me
I believe in BOFH 2000: Episode 4, the BOFH said that he...
...was working on the screenplay for a Bastard movie called A Few Good Simms, to star Jack Nicholson as me, Demi Moore as the unrequited love interest and Tom Hanks as the Boss. (I would have used Tom Cruise, but that's just cliche)
"I could definately see Stephen Fry (BOFH), Hugh Laurie (PFY) and Rowan Atkinson (Boss). Maybe Tim McInnerny as a bean counter. Anyone else see where this is going?"
Yep - and I think it has to be
BOFH - Rowan Atkinson
PFY - Adrian Edmondson
Boss - Hugh Laurie
CEO - Stephen Fry
Company Bike - Paris
Head Beancounter - Tim McInnery
>BOFH = Chris O'Dowd
>PFY = Richard Ayoade
>BOSS = Chris Morris
>Hmm, I'm getting a strange deja-vu feeling at the mo
That would be the ideal cast, only I wouldn't have Chris Morris. The boss of IT has to be the lovely Katherine Parkinson. :-)
Or another dream cast to move away from the IT crowd....
BOFH = Bill Bailey
PFY = Simon Pegg
BOSS = Nick Frost
Rescuer = Peter Serafinowicz
Hold on.... wasn't that Spaced?? Why don't we just make a new series of that?
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